Wheelwright, Edmund March (1854-1912), ed. Francis Chandler Municipal Architecture in Boston
Wheelwright, Edmund March (1854-1912), ed. Francis Chandler Municipal Architecture in Boston. Boston: Bates & Guild, 1898.
Two large folio volumes, limited edition of 500 numbered copies; illustrated with 100 mounted heliotype plates; ex-library copy, with embossed stamps to titles and other marks; plates unmarked; bound in half morocco and textured fabric boards; corners and joints quite rubbed and abraded, one cover detached, others loose, some marginal water damage to preliminaries, flyleaves torn with loss, 18 x 16 in. (2)
Wheelwright was one of Boston's most important architects, and made many lasting contributions to the metropolitan landscape, including the Longfellow Bridge and the Harvard Lampoon building. This work includes photographs of many of the schools, fire houses, police stations, and other buildings designed for the city. Other notable inclusions are the subway shelter at Park Street, Boston City Hospital, and the exquisite Head House, which once graced the South Boston Marine Park. The Head House was a half-timber German-style Medieval revival fantasy; it was damaged by the hurricane of 1938. After it suffered fire damage in 1942, it was demolished.
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